Values of Coins of England and Great Britain

('Coins of the UK')

by Tony Clayton


Bullion Values


It is stressed that the following prices are a guide only. I can take no personal responsibility for their accuracy, although every effort has been made to ensure that information has been copied correctly. Updates will take place as often as I can find time to do them, but typically monthly.

Gold and Silver prices are found using http://goldprice.org and http://silverprice.org, while exchange rates are found using http://www.xe.com/ucc/.

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Silver Coins

Estimated values on 9th February 2015

silver/oz ($)   £/$     
16.36          0.66    
£ per oz        $/£
10.74           1.5228
pre 1920               
                wt/oz   $       £
halfcrown       0.4205  6.88    4.52
florin          0.3364  5.50    3.61
shilling        0.1682  2.75    1.81
sixpence        0.0841  1.38    0.90
post 1920 
                wt/oz   $       £
halfcrown       0.2273  3.72    2.44
florin          0.1818  2.97    1.95
shilling        0.0909  1.49    0.98
sixpence        0.0454  0.49    0.49

The silver threepence is half the weight of a sixpence, but bear in mind that the percentage weight loss due to wear is higher (5 pounds face value of threepence is generally less heavy than the same face value of halfcrowns).
The crown and double florin are twice the weight of the halfcrown and florin respectively. However, these pre-1946 silver coins usually have a numismatic value in excess of their bullion value.


Gold Coins

Estimated values on 9th February 2015

        gold/oz ($)     £ per oz
        1195.80          785.28

                wt      $       £
five pounds     1.177  1407.46  924.24
double sov'n    0.471   563.22  369.85
sovereign       0.235   281.01  184.53
half sov'n      0.118   141.10   92.66

A typical markup for items sold by a bullion dealer is 5%.


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